Ready, Set, Serve?


Ready Set Serve (RSS) is a unique training program designed to help prepare the next generation for leadership roles in their communities.  Through a state-of-the-art curriculum that includes both classroom instruction and experiential training, RSS teaches middle- and high-school-age youth a broad array of leadership skills applicable to community service.  The ultimate purpose of RSS is to help create stronger communities - and a stronger nation - by igniting in young people the ability and the desire to make meaningful, lifelong contributions to their communities.


This interactive, state-of-the-art curriculum, developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, is designed to provide the caliber of leadership training typically available only to corporate executives and government leaders.  It features a challenging series of lessons and exercises including community needs analysis, goal setting, team building, project planning, decision making, and other dynamic leadership skills.  The course culminates in community service projects - created and implemented by the student participants - and a final graduation ceremony.


Over the past 11 years, more than 150 students have been involved with this program.


2017 Experience Schedule

August 28-31, 2017

9 am-3 pm

First Presbyterian Church, Hackensack


Middle School Students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades


The group will meet regularly from September through March to discuss their individual student service projects.  We will celebrate their successes at the end of the school year.




Application available NOW!


Pay tuition dues on-line with our secure payment page.



For more information on Ready, Set, Serve please call Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454, ext. 202 or email



eady, Set, Serve


A 4-day, summer leadership experience for teens.  A lifetime of service.



Contact Us


Bergen Volunteer Center

64 Passaic Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601




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